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Don T.
04-24-2010, 12:17 PM
I had a request to post pics of my 90's Maynard Air-Magnum racquet...here it is complete with hand pump! Recommended PSI is 60-100 lbs. Anyone else have one? If so, what color is yours?

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f325/tokaiboy/Maynard1.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f325/tokaiboy/Maynard2.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f325/tokaiboy/Maynard3.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f325/tokaiboy/Maynard6.jpg

Fearsome Forehand
04-24-2010, 12:35 PM
The extreme gimmickry in rackets is always funny.

Given the pump, I think that is the official racket of Austin Powers. :)

The air bladder is for damping purposes?

SFrazeur
04-24-2010, 01:51 PM
I just love the idea of interchangeable string beds.

-SF

Fearsome Forehand
04-24-2010, 02:37 PM
I just love the idea of interchangeable string beds.

-SF

Probably not such a welcome concept if you are a racket manufacturer though. I would think that interchangable string beds would make it less likely that someone would buy multiples of the same racket and would hurt sales. More margin in high end rackets than string beds.

When were May***** in production? The 1980's?

coachrick
04-24-2010, 02:56 PM
Schrader valve instead of Presta. Hmmm...I guess that's so you can drop by the gas station if you misplace your pump :) .

Don T.
04-24-2010, 06:40 PM
When were May***** in production? The 1980's?

Maynard received his patent in November 2,1982 so near as I can figure production was mid 80's. This red one is an Air-Magnum. There's a black one called an Air-Power. I've seen a turquoise colored one don't know the model name. These were originally priced $150 and invented to reduce tennis elbow.

SirSweetSpot
04-24-2010, 06:50 PM
How does it hit?

Does the...er...nipple...make it really headlight? Or the bladder system make it overtly head heavy?

Does the mighty Virginia possess one of these?

Don T.
04-24-2010, 07:15 PM
It feels head heavy and rather spongy upon impact of the ball. It also makes a unique frappy sound that's hard to describe. The sweet spot however seems to be decent size.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f325/tokaiboy/Maynard5.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f325/tokaiboy/Maynard4.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f325/tokaiboy/MaynardPumpGauge.jpg

jimbo333
04-25-2010, 08:27 AM
Mad racquet concept, like it though:)

coachrick
04-25-2010, 09:27 AM
Developed by this fellow, I reckon: :)

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/lawrence/153/krebsbig.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/lawrence/153/krebs.html&usg=__LO_zuKeHF_V7pL4EgyRRdbs7jZE=&h=391&w=266&sz=38&hl=en&start=1&sig2=wTC2KB_2akucQLHEk7CKXQ&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=pBYvc0uRYyai0M:&tbnh=123&tbnw=84&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmaynard%2Bg.%2Bkrebs%2Bpictures%26um% 3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26tbs%3Disch:1&ei=Pm3US4C_HcL98Aal3M2wDw

Rock Strongo
04-25-2010, 11:08 AM
It looks like the removable stringbed thing I have, but this looks much more convenient to change the stringbed on. However, I wonder how you'd string these things....

SFrazeur
04-25-2010, 11:13 AM
I would be more afraid of a blowout than breaking strings.

-SF

dak95_00
12-23-2010, 08:48 AM
There is a Magnum Air Power racquet complete w/ pump & bag on the G:):)dwill Auction site right now if you are interested.

coachrick
12-23-2010, 09:14 AM
There is a Magnum Air Power racquet complete w/ pump & bag on the G:):)dwill Auction site right now if you are interested.

I'm going to resist. Thanks for mentioning it. We have about 20 GoodWill locations around Austin but I wasn't aware of their auction site. Interesting.